Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

4.2 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Haku Travel E.I.R.L

Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Optional Hiking

Activity provider: Haku Travel E.I.R.L
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From US$ 320 per person

Visit the iconic Machu Picchu on a full-day bus and train journey from Cusco. Enhance your visit by hiking up the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup available from hotels and hostels in central Cusco.


  • Go on a full-day bus and train journey to Machu Picchu from Cusco
  • Enjoy a guided tour around the Machu Picchu site with an expert guide
  • Admire the beautiful scenery of the high Andes throughout your journey
  • Choose from optional hiking options to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
Full description
Experience a tour ideal for those who have little time, but do not want to miss Machu Picchu, one of the most magical places in the world. Get a guided tour of the archeological site and you choose optional hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Start your journey with a pick up at 4:00 AM from hotels and hostels in the center of Cusco and head to Ollantaytambo to board the train to the city of Machu Picchu. The 2-hour train ride is without a guide. Upon arrival, the guide with the names of each traveler will be waiting. Follow your guide to the bus station to board the bus to the citadel. The trip will last approximately 25 minutes.  Begin a 2-hour guided tour of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site yourself. There are areas available that are not included in the tour, such as the Inca bridge, and you can always ask your guide for suggestions to explore more in your free time.  If you choose one of the hiking options, get the chance to climb the famous mountains that surround Machu Picchu to see stunning views of the Inca citadel.  Later in the afternoon,l take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train back to Ollantaytambo to finally take your last bus trip to Cusco, lasting about 4 hours in total. The estimated arrival in Cusco is around 10:30 PM.
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels and hostels in central Cusco
  • Transfer by shared transportation to/from Cusco and Ollantaytambo
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus ticket up and down to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Spanish and English-Speaking tour guide in Machu Picchu
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The add-on hikes for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are subject to availability. The local partner will contact you in case the option you chose is fully booked to offer an alternative or cancellation
  • During the high season tickets of the first entrance shift may not be assured. In this case, you will be provided an alternative schedule, which can also result in a change of itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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It was well-organized. The hardest part is getting up very early (3am-4am) but it is necessary and will be worth it in the end. I got lucky in January; it was a perfect day, no rain. Buses, and trains were on time. Guide was very knowledgeable.

January 25, 2022

November 9, 2021

I loved the tour guide, he was great. The rest of the tour was not so good. I told them where to pick me up and the day of the tour they could not find me. So I had to take an Uber to them. This pissed me off and stressed me out because I thought I would miss my expensive tour. The drivers leave you at the train with no explanation of what to do. You have to figure everything out yourself. We could have spent more time at Machu Piccu because we were left with 4 hours in Aguas Calientes, but they rushed us out at the end of the Machu Piccu tour to get to the bus.

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November 5, 2021

Product ID: 387690